Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Compay Segundo and More From Cuba

Here is my favorite souvenir from Cuba. It is a painting of the late great Compay Segundo. Señor Segundo was a master Cuban musician in the 30s and 40s that had received a resurrection to Cuban fame with "The Buena Vista Social Club" recordings initiated by American recording artist, Ry Cooder. I found the photograph that this painting was inspired from here.
The song below, titled "Chan Chan", quickly became a favorite of mine. A few more photos of the trip to Cuba have been uploaded to my Flickr Photostream.

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